Events

Fabulous Feed Sacks

What are they, what were they used for and where can you find them? Ask Mary Vann. She will share her collection of feed sacks from the 1930’s along with many items made from with feed sack fabric, from clothing to quilts.

Where: Pleasantdale Park Recreation Center

When: October 18, 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Wedding Gowns

There is a new exhibit of wedding gowns at the Robert Vial House. Since our last wedding display in 2018 we have acquired six more wedding gowns and four bridesmaid dresses. We decided to display them this summer despite our Covid 19 restrictions. Hopefully this look at weddings past will warm our hearts a little in these strange times. May this remind us of the many couples who have had to postpone or modify their wedding plans this year and who will have all this to look back on as they celebrate through the years.

Where: Robert Vial House:
The house will be open on the first Sunday of each month through October from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The house is also open each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

When: July 5th through October

Cost: Free

Victorian Christmas

The Robert Vial house will be all decked out for Christmas. Civil War costumed docents will host the event and refreshments will be served. There will be a graham cracker house craft for all children to decorate and take home. Please register your child by November 29 by calling or texting Alice at 708-927-1092. Children must be pre-registered. This event is free. Groups of 8 or more must also register by calling the above number so we can be prepared.

Where: Robert Vial House

When: December 5, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Cost: Free